9-Digit Serial Numbers From 1993 until the end of 1999, each Taylor guitar featured a nine-digit serial number that pinpoints when work began on that guitar, along with its series and production position.
Anyway, here's my Guild story: In 2000-2001, I purchased a beautiful Guild M20 (like the F20, but with a Mahogany top), which was ordered for me by my local music store.
I was interested in it because of my love of Nick Drake's guitar tone who (may have) played an M20 (people debate it, though). The tag inside reveals that the guitar was made in Westerly, RI, serial # FA101022.
Kim then received his bachelor's degree in art, drawing, and painting from Long Beach State University in 1972.
To celebrate, he took a surfing trip to Mexico and after visiting the guitar-making town of Peracho he decided to become an instrument builder.
The Story of the Fender Strat® Traces the evolution of the Stratocaster from its beginning to worldwide acclaim 40 years later.
Features over 100 color photos and extensive portions of exclusive interviews with over 20 artists.The instrument has a wonderful "dead" sound which, as a fingerpicker, I really like. Now, this is what I was told by the salesperson (who I knew rather well): this was around the time that Guild was bought (by Fender?), and I was told that this particular M20 was the last M20 to be built in Westerly, before they moved the operation.Custom Shop Book Dazzling color photographs of unique and beautiful one-of-a- kind instruments created by Fender's dream factory.Also includes close-ups and detailed descriptions from the master builders.10-Digit Serial Numbers Our current 10-digit serial numbering format that started in November of 2009 identifies where the guitar was built, the start date, and the assigned number of the guitar on that day's production schedule.